Monday, May 3, 2021

Color of the Year Challenge



Color of the Year Challenge

It is time again for creating beautiful works to display in the McKinney Public Library!
We will be displaying items during the month of September so now is the time to start sewing!

Details:
Create a mini using one or more of the Kona and Pantone 2021 Color of the Year. Backgrounds and neutrals may also be used, as well as different color values (lighter and darker shades) of the colors. Feel free to use solids or prints. Minis should be 12” or smaller on any side.

Completed minis are due by August meeting and will be returned at October meeting.





















Friday, April 30, 2021

McKMQG News and Notes

 

April Meeting Recap

We had a great Zoom meeting in April featuring our guest speaker Brandy Maslowski.  She presented Studio Organization tips and ended with a tour of her workspace.  Upcoming events were highlighted, including a retreat in October!  Scroll down to see more details.

April Highlights

Our annual Bunny Bag swap was a success for all who participated.  Swaps are extra fun right now when we cannot meet in person.   Its a great way to share the quilty love!

Brandy Maslowski led us in a Zoom Mystery Workshop On April 10.  We can't let out the secret of what we made here, but will be sure to show off at our May meeting.

Upcoming Events - see Events Tab for Details

Sew Day Third Saturday of the month

Show and Tell

Be looking next month for Show and Tell challenges.  Even if life has gotten in the way of quilting, you will still have S&T opportunities!

Monthly Question

Time to make each other smile.  Answer below in the comments.  What is the craziest quilting notion you have purchased?


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Bunny Basket Swap 2021




Time for our annual Bunny Basket Swap; social distance style!  We plan to show off received bunny baskets at our April meeting. To ensure the health and safety of members, the meeting will occur via Zoom so the swap will occur prior to the meeting. 


Bunny Basket Preparation:
Make one basket/bucket/pouch and fill it with $5-$10 of spring goodies.  This can be fabric, notions, or any other wonderful goodies. For inspiration and techniques, check out these links! 

Thread Catcher Basket by The Sewing Chick

Please include your name in the bag so that the recipient will know who made the basket! 


Bunny Basket Swapping
Please place the bunny basket in a bag and place the bag with your basket on your porch by 9 am on Saturday, April 3. Swap fairies will text you when they have swapped out the bags. If you live remotely or don't feel you have a secure spot to leave the bag, please indicate in the comments section below. Swap fairies will contact you prior and make special arrangements.

FAQ:
I live far away. Can I participate?
It depends on how far. England...sorry we can't budget that much travel money. Within 1.5 hours of McKinney? Sure! We would love for you to participate if you're a member of the guild!

I'm not a member. Can I participate?
We encourage you to join the guild! If you're in the McKinney/Plano/Allen area, please feel free to join the swap. If you live further out, we can check to see if there's a fairy who is heading your direction. 

What if I sign up and don't finish my basket?
Please let us know asap! You'll get an email on Friday, April 2 reminding you to put out your basket. If you cannot put it out, please reply and let us know. 

SIGN UP HERE!


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Valentine's Swap








We will be having a fabric postcard exchange for Valentine’s Day and show off the Valentines at our March meeting. To ensure the health and safety of members, the meeting will occur via Zoom so the swap will occur prior to the meeting. 


Valentine Preparation:
Prepare a handmade Valentine fabric postcard no bigger than 4”x6”. Package the postcard in an envelope or paper bag for protection during swapping. Do not include extras- just the postcard should be included. For inspiration and techniques, check out these links! 

Fabric Postcard Tutorial by Saroy. She recently made 100 fabric postcards!   

Please include your name in the envelope/bag so that the recipient will know who made the Valentine! 


Valentine Swapping
Place the bag/envelope with your postcard on the porch by 9 am on Saturday, February 13. Swap fairies will text you when they have swapped out the bags. If you live remotely or don't feel you have a secure spot to leave the envelope/bag, please indicate in the comments section below. Swap fairies will contact you prior and make special arrangements.

FAQ:
I live far away. Can I participate?
It depends on how far. England...sorry we can't budget that much travel money. Within 1.5 hours of McKinney? Sure! We would love for you to participate if you're a member of the guild!

I'm not a member. Can I participate?
We encourage you to join the guild! If you're in the McKinney/Plano/Allen area, please feel free to join the swap. If you live further out, we can check to see if there's a fairy who is heading your direction. 

What if I sign up and don't finish my Valentine?
Please let us know asap! You'll get an email on Friday, February 12 reminding you to put out your Valentine. If you cannot put it out, please reply and let us know. 

SIGN UP HERE!


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Holiday Ornament Exchange

 



We will have our annual ornament exchange at our December meeting. To ensure the health and safety of members, the meeting will occur via Zoom so the swap will occur prior to the meeting.

Ornament Preparation:
Prepare any handmade (by you) winter-themed ornament. Package the ornament in a paper bag so that it cannot be seen. Do not include extras- just the ornament should be included.
Please include your name in the bag so that recipients will know who made the ornament!

Ornament Swapping
Place the bag with your ornament on the porch by 9am on Saturday, November 28. Swap fairies will text you when they have swapped out the bags. If you live remotely or don't feel you have a secure spot to leave the ornament, please indicate in the comments section below. Swap fairies will contact you prior and make special arrangements.

FAQ:
I live far away. Can I participate?
It depends on how far. England...sorry we can't budget that much travel money. Within 1.5 hours of McKinney? Sure! We would love for you to participate if you're a member of the guild!

I'm not a member. Can I participate?
We encourage you to join the guild! If you're in the McKinney/Plano/Allen area, please feel free to join the swap. If you live further out, we can check to see if there's a fairy who is heading your direction.

What if I sign up and don't finish my ornament?
Please let us know asap! You'll get an email on Friday, November 27 reminding you to put out your ornament. If you cannot put it out, please reply and let us know.

Can I open my ornament as soon as I get it?
I mean, sure, but it'll be more fun if you wait and open it at guild on Tuesday :)